There is only one rule for writing a first draft:
Get the damn thing done. ~ Scott Myers
Write your first draft in a safe and supportive workshop environment. Learn a professional approach to use for all future script projects. Receive constructive feedback along the way from the instructor and fellow writers.
Class Starts: August 31, 2020
Class Title: Pages I: Writing the First Draft
Class Type: Online (10 weeks)
Teacher: Scott Myers
Class Price: $795
In this 10-week online workshop, you will use a series of lectures and weekly writing assignments to pound out pages and push you from FADE IN to FADE OUT.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
A professional approach to writing a first draft, everything from hitting deadlines to constructive critique, how to handle page notes to finding the motivation to write even when you don’t want to, and much more.
- One written lecture posted each week
- 24/7 Online Forum Q&As moderated by instructor
- Page-writing assignments with instructor and class comments
- Due dates to motivate you to write and post pages
- A weekly teleconference with instructor and class members
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
Screenwriters who will benefit from the structure of an online class to encourage them to start and finish a complete screenplay draft.
“Pages I: Writing the First Draft is the best screenwriting workshop I’ve ever taken, hands down. Not only is the approach informative and comprehensive, it breaks down the writing process into manageable chunks from Fade In to Fade Out.”– Valli Leigh
“Over the years I’ve bought and read many books on screenwriting. None of them got me as far in my goals and understanding as the Pages I: Writing the First Draft course.”– Dawn LeFever
“Until I took Pages I: The First Draft, I often wondered if I would ever finish a screenplay. Pages I not only gave me the tools and knowledge to craft a screenplay and finish it, it changed the way I think about writing.”– Katie Cobb
“There’s a reason I wanted Scott to be the official screenwriting blogger for the Black List. He’s the best there is. Period.”
~ Franklin Leonard, founder, The Black List
“Scott is one of those rare finds as a teacher – someone whose tireless passion for instructing and helping others realize their potential never wanes and falters. It truly fulfills him to see his students do well – which is no doubt why he has so many avid fans and long-term relationships with his graduates in Hollywood. He has a knack for seeing a writer – and giving them feedback – even if the script needs a lot of work – that builds up the writer instead of breaking them down – allowing them to return to the page and begin again – getting better each time.”
~ Lisa Joy, screenwriter and TV writer-producer, Pushing Daisies (ABC), Burn Notice (USA), Westworld (HBO), 2014 Black List script “Reminiscence”
“I’ve known Scott for a number of years, going back to my first discovery of his excellent Go Into the Story blog, an invaluable resource for writers of both film and television. Since then I’ve known him to be an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and generous teacher and champion of writers. In a business with no shortage of hucksters, he is a true force for good.”
~ Mickey Fisher, creator and executive producer, Extant (CBS) and Red Planet (NatGeo)
BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS EXPERIENCE
- Access courses anytime and anywhere on your computer, tablet or smartphone
- Learn the craft amidst a supportive, lively, and fun online community from around the world
- Receive feedback from an instructor who knows the business and has a passion for writing, teaching, learning